Neo Geometric Minimalism
I was born in Brooklyn, New York, moved to Tampa, Florida in 2014 and now live and work in Clearwater, Florida since 2016. I'm an abstract painter whose work has been evolving and transforming over a number of years and has fluctuated back and forth among different ideas and stylistic abstract modes. At this point I refer to my work as Neo Geometric Minimalism. Although I have struggled to reach a so called "mature" or "recognizable" style, I learned early on from a mentor and teacher Lucio Pozzi, of the possibilities of doing very different works on a rotating basis by using a variety of parameters.
I'm a highly intuitive artist who favors straight lines, the grid, circles, patterns, color juxtaposition, rhythm and blocks of color. I am influenced by architecture, flags, patterns, graphics and issues of modern day life such as transporattion, modes of communication, computer circuits and cellphones. None of these ideas are based on any strict mathematical or scientific principles. The one thing that ties most of my works together is that they are all hard edged, geometric, have a strong figure/ground relationship and are grid based.
Lately I've become obsessed by austerity of color, form and line. I work with a mixture of acrylic paint, matte medium and gesso on canvas or paper, giving my work a matte flat finish similar to gouache paint and creating the great depth of color that I prefer. I divert, gestate and remix all the different abstract styles and movements of the 20th century and experiment in creating something new in a painting, collage or drawing. My intentions are to force a new dialogue inherent to abstraction that started in the early 1900's and continues to be relevant to this day.
My work is in many private collections in the U.S. and Europe.
1976-1979 Art Students League, NYC
1979-1982 School of Visual Arts, NYC
2015 Art in America, Internet Exhibit (Curated by Julie Torres)
2016 Inspire Two, HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wichita, KS
2017 Summer Camp for Masterpieces, Stirling Gallery, Dunedin, FL
2018 SUPERFINE!, A Hyper Curated Contemporary Art Fair/HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art, NYC
2018 Contemporary Pop Art and It's Influence on Street Art, National Invitational Exhibition, Hue Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wichita, KS